One hospitalised after truck collides with train

‘Udaya Devi’ Express Train derailed this evening (05) after colliding with a tipper truck on the level crossing at Kadawathmaduwa in Welikanda.

The train was en route to Batticaloa from Colombo Fort at the time of the accident.

The tipper truck has sustained severe damages while its driver was hospitalized with critical injuries.

According to reports, trains operating on the Batticaloa railway line are experienced delays as a result of the accident.

Further, two intercity express trains, scheduled to depart for Batticaloa from Colombo Fort tonight, have been cancelled.